Dr. Richard G. Ranson, Consultant at Radio System Design, UK, is teaching this 2-day course in Hands-on Software Defined Radio Concepts.
The course is sub divided into several modules of roughly 2 hours, each of which consists of theory in a lecture style, then practical application using the supplied materials and finishing with a tutorial style discussion of the findings. Students work in pairs using one of their own laptops and a USB boot disk, so that all work from a common Ubuntu environment.
A hardware platform called ADALM Pluto is also provided to generate and receive microwave signals. The boot disk has all the necessary software and hardware drivers already installed to maximise the time dedicated to learning about SDR. The practical sessions combine DSP simulation using GNU Radio Companion (GRC) and the Pluto hardware to apply the theory to practice and observe the internal workings of digital radio concepts.